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Olsens lookout

Khancoban area in Kosciuszko National Park

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Applies from Thu 26 Jan 2023, 3.08pm. Last reviewed: Wed 18 Jan 2023, 3.14pm

Other planned events: Tom Groggin Precinct - pesticide application

Contractors for the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be undertaking pesticide application to treat St Johns Wort and Blackberry in the Tom Groggin precinct commencing 3 February 2023. The following areas will be affected:

  • Tom Groggin Campground
  • Tom Groggin Horse Camp
  • Grassy Flat Trail
  • Murray Gates Trail
  • Rileys Flat
  • The Bicentennial National Trail (Tom Groggin to Murray Gates)

Visitors are reminded not to eat the fruit of treated blackberry. Campgrounds and visitor assets will remain open for the duration of the treatment.

For more information please contact the NPWS Jindabyne office on (02) 6450 5555. 

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Applies from Mon 23 Jan 2023, 6.00am to Fri 17 Feb 2023, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 18 Jan 2023, 8.22am

Closed areas: Area closed for aerial pest control operation

The NPWS Cross Tenure Feral Deer Management Project will be conducting an aerial pest control operation between 6am, Monday 6 February to 6pm, Friday 17 February 2023 (weekdays only).

This program will target feral deer and aims to significantly reduce the number of feral deer on park and adjacent consenting private land. Other pest animals, including pigs, goats, foxes and wild dogs will be targeted if observed during the operation.

This program will operate in the Moonbah/Ingebyra, Cascades and Big Boggy areas of Kosciuszko National Park.

Warning signs will be placed at relevant access points into areas of park. Please do not enter closed areas during this time. Penalties may apply.

Please note: Cascades Trail will remain open. Visitors must stay within 500m of Cascades Trail. There is no access to Teddy's Hut for the duration of the shoot program.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please email or phone 1300 361 967.

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Applies from Wed 14 Dec 2022, 11.57am. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Dec 2022, 3.55pm

Safety alerts: Tom Groggin Horse Camp - no accessible toilets available

The accessible toilet at Tom Groggin Horse Camp is currently out of order. Portable toilets are available at Tom Groggin Horse Camp.

Accessible toilets are available at Tom Groggin campground, approximately 1km south of the Horse Camp.

For any further enquiries, please contact the Jindabyne office on 02 6450 5555.

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Applies from Sat 12 Nov 2022, 11.00am to Fri 12 May 2023, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 17 Jan 2023, 7.49pm

Other planned events: Ongoing 1080 baiting program

A baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison will be conducted from Saturday 12 November 2022 until Friday 12 May 2023 in the following parks:

  • Bogandyera Nature Reserve
  • Jingellic Nature Reserve
  • Clarkes Hill Nature Reserve

The program will also be conducted in the southern precinct of Kosiuszko National Park, which includes the following areas:

  • Geehi
  • Maragle
  • Tooma
  • Indi Range
  • Yellow Bog
  • Everards
  • Spring Creek
  • Khancoban

Entry into baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information, please call the NPWS Upper Murray area office on 02 6070 8400.

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Applies from Tue 9 Aug 2022, 9.05am to Wed 8 Feb 2023, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Dec 2022, 3.20pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between 9 August 2022 until 8 February 2023. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, aimed at minimising the impacts of these animals on neighbouring stock.

Baiting programs will be conducted in Thredbo/Ingebyra, Dalgety/Paupong and Corrowong/Tombong/Merriangaah Wild Dog Plan Areas. This includes the following sections of Kosciuszko National Park;

  • Thredbo Valley
  • Moonbah
  • Ingebyra
  • Paupong
  • Numbla Vale
  • Corrowong

Baiting programs will also be undertaken in Paupong, Merriangaah and Quidong Nature Reserves.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Please be reminded that domestic pets are not permitted on NPWS Estate. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information, please call the Jindabyne office on 02 6450 5555.

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